The Hancock County Commission expressed its “extreme gratitude” to Hancock County Health Department Administrator Jackie Huff and her department for the work done during the COVID pandemic. Huff was presented with an award from West Virginia Association of Counties.
The week of June 21-27 was proclaimed Amateur Radio Week by the Commission. The group of volunteers have been broadcasting over a century and have provided countless hours of community service both in emergencies and to other organizations. The Commissioners recognize the diligence of “hams” who also serve as “weather spotters” in the Skywarn program of the United States Government Weather Bureau.
An Amateur Radio Field Day exercise is slated for June 26-27 and is a 24-hour emergency preparedness exercise and demonstration of the Radio Amateur’s skills and readiness to provide self-supporting communication. The event will be held at Clark Field in Newell.
In other business, the Commission:
**Reappointed John Yocina to the Tomlinson Public Service District. Yocina serve as Chairman of the Tomlinson PSD;
**Reappointed Naomi (Willie) Balt to the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board;
**Reappointed Bill Tice to the West Virginia Workforce Development Board of Directors. Tice is Director of Security at Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort